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Hazardous chemical spill closes westbound I-84 near Baker City

Hazardous chemical spill closes westbound I-84 near Baker City
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BAKER CITY, Ore. -- A hazardous material leak forced the closure of westbound I-84 Tuesday morning near the Baker Valley Rest Area, according to Oregon State Police.

OSP said the driver of a pickup truck pulled off the freeway into the rest area when a barrel tipped over and began leaking a hazardous, flammable liquid. Emergency personnel determined the driver was not harmed by exposure to the chemical.

A cleanup crew was heading to the scene late Tuesday morning. The rest area remains closed as emergency crews take every precaution to keep travelers safe.

A detour is set up for westbound traffic. Eastbound traffic is not affected.

Find the latest road closure updates at TripCheck.com.

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